My group and I are having a dispute about this item.
The text reads:
"Each time an attack targeting this lieutenant is resolved and he is not defeated, he tests [might]. If he passes, the attacker suffers 1 [heart] for each [shield] rolled on this test"
My group says this is ability is too Overpowered the way I am running it and it is impossible for them to win at this point.
My ruling on the card is that any time someone targets the lieutenant, hit or miss, complete block or full damage, the overlord gets to test his lieutenan'ts [might] to see if he causes damage back. The only loop hole I see is if a attack causes blast damage next to the lieutenant would be the only way to avoid the use of this artifact.
Am I wrong in my ruling in that the player should at least cause some damage to activate this artifacts "thorn-like" attack?
Thoughts??, and thank you